Existing Workforce

Having a well-trained, hard-working, professional, and diverse workforce is critical to Jackson County’s economic success. It is a proven fact that our highly skilled workforce is one of the primary reasons so many national and international businesses have chosen to locate and expand in Jackson County, Mississippi.

The Jackson County Economic Development Foundation works closely with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and local businesses to analyze workforce availability and needs in industry clusters in order to identify and customize training and certification classes needed to maintain and improve our already highly-trained and educated workforce.

The workforce supporting the employers of Jackson County, Mississippi is skilled, educated, and highly productive - they stand ready, willing, and able to help you succeed.

In addition, JCEDF has developed partnerships with many entities that administer funding for workforce development and training programs.

  1. Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District (SMPDD)

  2. Mississippi Development Authority (MDA)

  3. Mississippi Department of Employment Security – Jackson County WIN Job Center

Contact the Foundation staff today for more information on Jackson County’s workforce and specialized training programs »

Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the


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